Canada needs national solution to health HR planning: Report

Governments, stakeholders need to work together to fill shortages
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/24/2008

Governments and health professional associations need to work together to do pan-Canadian health human resources (HHR) planning that doesn’t rely on poaching professionals from other jurisdictions to fill shortages, according to the author of a new report.

In the past, HR planning in the health-care sector was very compartmentalized, focusing on one profession in isolation, said Tom McIntosh, lead author of the Canadian Policy Research Network report